Hyderabad: From the academic year 2022-2023, students who are preparing for medical now will have access to at least 1200 additional seats in government teaching hospitals in the state. This is the start of a good initiative by the government of Telangana.
The eight new medical colleges are started this academic year. Four colleges out of eight, NMC, the National Medical Commission, has given permission to start those four colleges in Sangaareddy, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, and Jagtial districts from this academic year and waiting for the permission of the next four remaining colleges in Mancherial, Kothagudem, Ramagundam, and Mahabubadad are expected in the next few weeks.
Each of the eight medical colleges will provide 150 MBBS seats, which will take the overall 120 medical seats. At present times, there are nearly 1,700 government MBBS seats available in the state of Telangana and the additional 1,200 seats will take the overall total to nearly 3,000 medical seats in government teaching hospitals.
Regardless, of the lack of support from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, MOHFW, the Government of India, in this yearly budget of the Telangana government had announced to establish the medical colleges in all the districts at a cost of more than Rs 1,000 crore.
Apart from starting eight medical colleges from this academic year, the State government has already started planning to add eight more medical colleges in the next academic year 2023-24. Last month, the State government grant the administrative sanction of Rs 1,479 crore to establish eight more medical colleges and upgrade the attached government general hospitals in Telangana state.
The eight districts where medical colleges will be established or settled up are Rajanna Sircilla, Kamareddy, Karimnagar, Bhupalpally, Asifabad, Vikarabad, Khammam, Jayashankar, and Jangaon. These eight medical colleges will add 800 MBBS seats from the next academic year.